Best beaches in Santorini

Beaches in Santorini are an ideal case for those who wish to unwind and relax, enjoying lovely moments in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, Santorini.

Santorini beaches are infamous for their beauty and their uniqueness, due to the particular morphology and the ground of the island.

The best beaches in Santorini, or to be more precise, the most popular ones, are Perissa, Kamari, Monolithos, and the Red Beach, although there are at least ten more beaches scattered on the island, for those who want to enjoy the sea in a more isolated and calm way.

Having Santorini Car hire as your ally, get ready for a tour in unique beaches, where the natural environment and human intervention have created ideal conditions for modern tourists.

Perissa Beach

Perissa Beach lies ten kilometers away from Fira and 10km away from Santorini Airport. The homonym village is one of the most known and popular resorts in Santorini and its beach, with the impressive black sand, one of the most photographed and popular on the island.

If you are not staying at Perissa and you are just visiting, it’s a good idea to get there before noon, because later you will not be able to find a single free spot to sit; the spectacle with the hundreds of rental bikes and scooters behind the beach, around 2pm, is evident of peak time on the island.

Kamari and Monolithos Beach

Kamari Beach is situated 10km away from Fira, and is one of the most popular beaches in Santorini. The landscape looks like Perissa, with black sand and a huge rock standing behind the beach. If you take your car hire and visit the beach at night, you will be amazed by the lovely illuminated rock and the funny reflections of color on the bed of rocks. Kamari beach is situated exactly opposite from Perissa, but is considered a more “family” beach.

Monolithos Beach is located exactly next to Kamari beach, but is less crowded. Carpeted with fine grayish sand and vulnerable to winds, Monolithos Beach is ideal for several activities and sports.

The Red Beach

The Red Beach is, probably, the most impressive beach on the island. It is situated almost 8km away from Fira, opposite from Akrotiri. It consists of red and black volcano rocks and is extremely popular and beloved by Greeks and foreigners.

The intriguing and particular morphological character of the landscape make the Red Beach one of the most charming and seductive beaches in the world. If you park your car hire and walk from the parking towards the rock, you will see the colorful formations of the rocks and the volcanic minerals.

The most interesting part is that at the end, the red rock becomes white, giving its name to the next beach, known as White Beach.

Although the best beaches in Santorini are the most popular, however, there are many more beaches that tourists can visit.

  • Perivolos Beach close to Perissa
  • Cape Koloumbos with the isolated and quiet beach
  • Vlyhada and Vourvoulos Beach

If you come to Santorini for vacation, all beaches are worth visiting. The island is gorgeous and very impressive; you just need to be open to exploration and challenges and drive throughout with Santorini Airport Car Rental, or a rental bike that goes everywhere.

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